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Chinese medical journal 123 (19): 2666-70 (2010)

Total knee arthroplasty using computer assisted navigation in patients with severe valgus deformity of the knee.

Jun-jie Shao , Xian-long Zhang , Qi Wang , Yun-su Chen , Hao Shen , Yao Jiang
ABSTRACT
Severe valgus deformity often has bone defect and laxity of the medial ligamentous, and total knee arthroplasty in severe valgus knee is, in most cases, more challenging for surgeons. The usefulness of a computer assisted navigation system in reestablishing the mechanical axis has been well established. Hence, the interest for surgeons is how the navigation system makes the procedure of total knee arthroplasty with severe valgus knee easier.
ISSN: 0366-6999